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Woman takes on new year with new lifestyle and inspires others

January 4, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For Human Resources Director Sue Tanner of the Southington YMCA, the start of a new year means the continuation of a journey to a healthy lifestyle, which she started two days before Thanksgiving. Battling with her weight since the age of six, Tanner made a promise to lose weight, and…

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With impending cold this weekend, Red Cross offers tips on how to handle it

January 3, 2014
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 Following the first snowstorm of the year, frigid temperatures will affect Connecticut in the coming days. The American Red Cross in a press release issued this morning urging people to take precautions against the cold. “While the cold forecast for us will be short in duration this time, it is the first arctic blast of the season…

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Local roads are passable, but not salted

January 3, 2014
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Southington’s highway crews worked throughout the night and all the roads in town are passable, Town Manager Garry Brumback reported. “They have intentionally not salted to avoid thawing before the subzero temperatures we are expecting tonight,” Brumback said in an update on the storm. “The plan for the roads is to sand the hills and…

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Gazing into the crystal ball; Town officials talk about the new year’s issues

January 3, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With 2014 in full swing, Southington officials look forward to continuing their priorities from last year, while addressing new ones. For Southington Planning and Zoning Commission Chairman Mike DelSanto, the new year means continuing the work his department started last year while starting the ground work to address new issues.…

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Calendar House looking into more space as senior population continues to grow

January 3, 2014
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Calendar House looking into more space as senior population continues to grow

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer In just a few years time, 40 percent of the adult population in Southington will be of senior citizen age, according to Mark White, the vice president of Calendar House. With the growing number of senior citizens in town comes a plan to bring additional classes and activities as well…

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And if the snow wasn’t enough… temperatures to yo-yo down-down-down, then up, then down

January 2, 2014
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And if the snow wasn’t enough… temperatures to yo-yo down-down-down, then up, then down

Temperatures are going to go through a rapid swing down then up, according to AccuWeather. AccuWeather Global Weather Center — 2 January 2014 – AccuWeather.com reports quick surges of frigid and mild air will produce dramatic temperature swings from one day to the next in the East. The temperature swings of 25 to 50 degrees in a…

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Blizzard to hit northeast overnight; impact from Boston to NYC

January 2, 2014
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Blizzard to hit northeast overnight; impact from Boston to NYC

 The worst of the storm should hit the Northeast over night, reports AccuWeather. AccuWeather Global Weather Center — 2 January 2014 – AccuWeather.com reports a major snowstorm is sweeping across the Midwest and Northeast Thursday, creating treacherous travel conditions for millions in Chicago, Indianapolis, Detroit and Cleveland. The worst of the storm will arrive overnight for the Northeast,…

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Brumback lays out 48 hour plan to handle winter storm

January 2, 2014
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Expecting severe weather this evening, Town Manager Garry Brumback has laid out an attack plan for the next two days. “During the next 48 hours we are expecting severe weather with heavy snow and bitter cold,” Brumback said in an email release. Brumback said the highway staff would remain on duty until the snow storm…

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State workers being sent home early

January 2, 2014
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The governor’s office issued the following information regarding today’s snow: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy directed Executive Branch agency heads to release their employees early in stages this afternoon in order to better manage the evening commute given the inclement conditions.  Dismissals were to begin at 3 p.m. and continue in 15 minute intervals.  Agency heads were…

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Gov. issues warning about Thursday’s impending snow storm

January 1, 2014
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Gov. Dannel Malloy’s office issued the following press release about the snow storm expected to hit Connecticut tomorrow through Friday. With a winter storm and  bitter cold temperatures expected over the next few days, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is urging residents to take it slow and avoid travel during the height of the storm Thursday…

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